Black-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh

Support black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.

Explore an important part of Pittsburgh's culture through its black-owned business. From restaurants and bars, to arts and culture, you won't want to miss these local favorites.

These are just a few notable highlights. For a full, searchable directory, check out Cocoapreneur.

Black-Owned Restaurants & Food Services 

    • 2 Sisters 2 Sons: Located in Sharpsburg, 2 Sisters 2 Sons serves authentic Caribbean cuisine and is available for takeout.   
    • 9 Café: Located in the heart of Wilkinsburg, 9 Café welcomes the community with real and affordable food. 
    • Arnold’s Tea: Featuring more than 30 types of tea, Arnold’s also serves coffee, sandwiches, salads and more. 
    • Aunt Cheryl’s Café: Serving food from the heart, the café includes breakfast and lunch with catering options available. 
    • Back to the Foodture: This creative Contemporary American restaurant takes a modern twist on wings, burgers, grilled hotdogs and fries. 
    • Blowfish BBQ: Based in a food truck, Blowfish BBQ features low and slow wood fired, Pittsburgh-style BBQ. 
    • Brrats Deli: Located in Pittsburgh’s Swissvale neighborhood, Brrats Deli serves massive sandwiches with many options available. 
    • Café on the Corner: Café on the Corner is a community hub for events, commerce, conversation and cuisine – and features daily specials online.
    • Cakery Square: Specializing in cakes, tortes and baked goods, Cakery Square’s ultimate mission is to empower the underprivileged youth within the community by teaming up with The Pursuit Program. 
    • Carmi Soul Food: Named a top soul food restaurant in Pittsburgh, Carmi’s specializes in traditional African American Soul Food, Southern Fare and Cocktails. 
    • Casa Brasil: Located in Highland Park, Casa Brasil brings the best flavors of Brazilian home cooking to Pittsburgh, focusing on keeping it simple and tasty. 
    • C&D’s Kitchen: This family restaurant located in Hazelwood serves a variety of foods ranging from chicken, pizza, salads, fish, specialty dinners and more. 
    • Chef’s Table: Bringing unique cuisine to Pittsburgh’s North Hills, Chef’s Table is a fresh, made-to-order restaurant serving healthy meals for the good of heart and soul. 
    • Cobbler World: Serving delicious cobblers and amazing desserts, Cobbler World now offers pick-up, delivery and shipping options. 
    • Cornbread: With multiple locations in the Pittsburgh area, Cornbread is a fast-casual, farm-to-table restaurant specializing in authentic soul food.
    • Crabs R Us: Crabs R Us sources fresh ingredients from local farmers markets and is run by a chef with 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants.
    • Dana’s Bakery: Located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, Dana’s Bakery is serving the sweetest of treats with more than 30 years of experience.
    • Dirty Birds Chicken LLC: Located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, Dirty Birds Chicken serving specialty waffles and wings. Catering options are also available. For ordering information, send a message on Instagram or email dirtybirdschicken@gmail.com.
    • Everyday Café: Everyday Café is Homewood’s hub for innovation and inspiration, with a menu featuring hand-crafted beverages, sandwiches, soups, salads and pastries.
    • Fireside Caribbean Restaurant: Serving generous portions of Caribbean food, Fireside Caribbean has pick-up and delivery options available.
    • Flavors Famous Street Food: Located in Marshall-Shadeland, Flavors serves Chicago-style BBQ, flavored wings, jumbo gyros and more. 
    • Fudge Farm: With multiple locations in Pittsburgh, Fudge Farm is a gourmet fudge, chocolate and ice cream shop specializing in the Ultimate Milkshake Mania. 
    • Gabriella’s Restaurant: Located in the South Side, Gabriella’s is known for its delicious breakfast and lunch options. 
    • Grandma B’s: Serving diner fare, Grandma B’s is a lunch counter located in the Hill District.  
    • Griff’s Grounds Coffé: Specializing in made-to-order French-Pressed coffee and tea, Griff’s Grounds is proud to make every drink fresh on-order. 
    • Happy Day Dessert Factory: The North Side’s Happy Day Dessert Factory serves fresh made cones, cookies, cakes and shakes daily.
    • Honey Bees Restaurant & Catering: Located in Penn Hills, Honey Bees is best known for soul food and chicken wings. 
    • House of Soul Catering, LLC.: House of Soul Catering, LLC., is located in Munhall and features an extensive soul food menu with platters, wings and sides. 
    • Island Spice: Serving authentic, Caribbean cuisine, Island Spice is located in Carnegie. 
    • Kevin’s Deli: Kevin’s Deli serves breakfast and lunch in Oakland’s Webster Hall. 
    • Kilimanjaro Flavour: Twisted to fit every occasion, Kilimanjaro Flavour is a food truck serving unique Tanzanian dishes. 
    • L & L Cakepops LLC: L & L Cakepops LLC creates specialty cakes and other sweet treats. For ordering information, email landlcakepops@gmail.com.
    • Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant: Located in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood, Leon’s serves authentic Jamaican cuisine for lunch and dinner. 
    • Lettuce Eat, LLC: This new, fast-casual eating experience allows visitors to custom create a salad or wrap. 
    • Live Fresh Cold Pressed Juice + Smoothie Bar: Delivering a nutritional and satisfying experience, Live Fresh serves 100% natural and fresh Cold Pressed juices and smoothies. 
    • Love Rocks Café: McKees Rocks’ Love Rocks Café serves homemade breakfast and lunch with a focus on sustainable and local products for a fair price. 
    • Ma’s Honey: Ma’s Honey is homecooked food featuring different dinners every Sunday and catering options.  
    • MadDez Sweetz: A delightfully distinctive bakery offering a wide assortment baked goods including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and diabetic options.
    • Momma-licious Food Truck & Catering: This Pittsburgh-based food truck cooks up delicious food and desserts, specializing in seafood. 
    • Mon Valley Kitchen: Located in West Mifflin, Mon Valley Kitchen offers breakfast, dinner and catering options. 
    • Ms. Jean’s Southern Cuisine: Dubbed a Wilkinsburg staple, Ms. Jean’s serves Southern specialties, including wings, chicken and homemade pie. 
    • Musa Caribbean/Cajun Fare: This family owned restaurant in Dormont features Caribbean-Cajun dishes. 
    • NaKa EndZone BBQ: Crafton’s NaKa EndZone BBQ signature dish is BBQ that is falling off the bone. 
    • Nana’s Place by Gibsons: Offering homemade dinners and side dishes, Nana’s Place is serving the community and honoring the memory of a family member by continuing food traditions.
    • Nic Nac’s Kitchen: Serving up delicious bites, Nic Nac’s Kitchen in Penn Hills is available for dine-in or takeout. 
    • Pauline’s Caribbean Soul Cuisine: Located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, this family-owned restaurant serves traditional Caribbean cuisines. 
    • Pure Grub: Serving gluten- and dairy-free foods, Pure Grub specializes in using organic or naturally grown ingredients. 
    • Q&M’s Fish, Chik & Ribs: Offering dine-in, takeout and catering options, Plum’s Q&M’s restaurant features brisket and pulled pork.
    • Quik-It Chicken: Specializing in fried chicken, this North Side staple has been locally owned and operated since 1984. 
    • Ribs N Bread: Located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Ribs N Bread is an award-winning BBQ restaurant with smoked ribs, chicken and more. 
    • Royal Caribbean Takeout: Delivering authentic Caribbean flavor, this Wilkinsburg restaurant includes appetizers, salads and entrees. 
    • Roux Orleans: A catering company bringing authentic New Orleans cuisine to Pittsburgh.
    • Savoy: Offering upscale dining in the Strip District, Savoy is part restaurant and part jazz club. 
    • ShadoBeni: Available at the East Liberty Farmers Market, ShadoBeni features Trinidadian Vegan Cuisine, including a homemade pepper sauce. 
    • Showcase BBQ: Serving irresistible ribs and chicken BBQ, Showcase BBQ is located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.
    • Simmie’s Restaurant and Lounge: Now a full-service restaurant, Simmie’s is a neighborhood go-to serving up ribs, wings, mac and cheese, fried shrimp and more. 
    • Soul Food Connection: Serving up soul food in Wilkinsburg, this restaurant is best known for “from-scratch” items like fried fish and chicken, as well as green beans. 
    • Soul & Sea: Established in 2017, Soul & Sea has locations in the South Side and Penn Hills and specializes in both soul food and seafood. 
    • Tana Ethiopian Cuisine: Located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, Tana’s features authentic meat entrees, sides and platters.
    • The Dream BBQ: This Homewood staple features BBQ ribs and chicken. 
    • The Genuine Pub: Offering daily food and drink specials, The Genuine Pub in Penn Hills also features special events regularly. 
    • The Lounge on Verona: This Penn Hills bar features quality food, beverages and a great atmosphere for adults. 
    • The Lunch Box: Serving salads, soups, breakfast and paninis, The Lunch Box is located on the North Side and available for carryout.
    • The Spot Etc.: Known for its Bacon Cheeseburger, Philly Chicken Hoagie and Steak Salad, The Spot Etc. is located in Penn Hills and available for online orders. 
    • Veggies N’At: Veggies N’At has prepared vegan meals and catering and is available for pick-up and events. 
    • Vibe BellevueVibe Bellevue is a fun and positive energy bar serving healthy smoothies, protein coffees, energizing teas and more.
    • Vickey’s Soul Grill Takeout & Catering: Specializing in soul food, vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Vickey’s Soul Grill is a fast-food and catering provider located in McKeesport. 
    • Walter’s Southern Kitchen: Located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, Walter’s is a Texas-style BBQ and Southern Comfort Food restaurant, and also features a brunch menu on the weekends.  
    • Wild Rise Bakery: Available for online orders, Wild Rise Bakery features baked goods with locally sourced gluten-free grains. 
    • Wings And A Prayer: Featuring homestyle cooking and comfort food, Shadyside’s Wings And A Prayer specializes in collard greens, fresh cut yams, baked mac and cheese and more. 
    • Young Brothers Bar: Located in Mashall-Shadeland, this bar is open seven days a week and serves as a hub for community events and family gatherings. 
    • Z-Best Barbeque, Chicken & Ribs, LLC: Serving a savory taste of home cooked deliciousness, Z-Best Barbeque offers daily specials – providing a great meal at an affordable price.

    Black-Owned: Extra Offerings

    • First Sip Brew Box: For the ultimate craft beer enthusiast, this monthly subscription box showcases craft breweries and craft beer cities from around the globe. 
    • Fresh Fest: Fresh Fest Beer Fest is the country’s first Black Brew Festival – a celebration of Black-owned breweries regionally and across the country. 
    • Power Bites: Nutritious, delicious and gluten free, these organic dark chocolate bites were created by a local Pittsburgher by accident. 
    • Uncle Jammy’s: Uncle Jammy’s offers amazing sauces and seasonings with online ordering available. 

    Black-Owned Apparel, Fashion, & Shopping 

      • 360 Café LLC: This online boutique is an alternative and spiritual business, providing affordable holistic health and wellness care. 
      • A Woman’s Touch Fashions: Located in Penn Hills, A Women’s Touch Fashions sells casual and church hats and attire, handbags, bling tee-shirts, tote bags and more. 
      • BlakbirdJewelry: An online shop featuring hand cut metal jewelry.
      • CC Xpressions: Specializing in accessories, ranging from extensions, hair accessories, jewelry and makeup, this online boutique’s mission is to inspire women to love and be comfortable in their own skin. 
      • Edo Scribes & Pleasantries: Online shop featuring handmade gifts of distinction, elegance and joy.
      • Elated Culture: Elated Culture’s apparel focus is to tell the story of culture through fashion.
      • Emmanuelle CeramicsHandmade functional ceramic dinnerware and home wares using hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic techniques. 
      • Focused Fashion Consulting, LLC: Offering a tri-fold service of hair, makeup, and wardrobe, Focused Fashion consults with the best to bring fabulous fashion to Pittsburgh and beyond.
      • Kin of Duncan: Founded by a 13-year-old, Kin of Duncan specializes in t-shirts for kids and fur kids. 
      • Kiya Tomlin Fashion: With all products cut and sewn in a Pittsburgh workshop, Kiya’s mission is to design clothes to simplify life, not style.  
      • Knotzland: Established in 2014 and specializing in custom bowties, Knotzland recycles textile discards and reuses them to create a stylish accessory – a bowtie. 
      • Jones Printing: One Stop Print Shop for business and personal printing needs, such as,  business cards, signage, promotional items and much more.
      • Lavish Lamb: Providing  various types of high-quality fashion accessories, specializing in turbans and headwraps.
      • Oakland Fashion Optical: Providing independent quality eyewear since 1984. 
      • Sittoy LLC: Sittoy LLC is a fashion brand creating dresses and gowns that are uniquely tailored and detailed to fit the customer’s personal style. 
      • Styling By Chi: Fashion stylist who creates outfits and fashion imagery for clients and magazines. 
      • S. Moye’ Fashion: Celebrating women by creating ready-to-wear fashion, S. Moye’ designs are infused with elegance and a touch of edginess. 

      Black-Owned Arts Organizations & Groups 

      • African-American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh (AAJPSP): The mission of the AAJPSP is to preserve, disseminate and promote the history, accomplishments and talents of the African American Jazz Experience
      • Afrika Yeto Dance Company: Afrika Yeto is a cultural hub, building bridges between African immigrants and uniting people through education, the arts and social networks.
      • Afro-American Music Institute: The Institute’s mission is to engage youth in the practice, theory and knowledge of Afro American musical contributions to the world. 
      • August Wilson Center for African American Culture (AWAACC): Dedicated to honoring and supporting the important cultural contributions of African Americans, the AWAACC features live performances, visual art, educational opportunities and more. 
      • Balafon West African Dance Ensemble: Balafon’s mission is to provide cultural connections to West Africa through performances and programming. 
      • BOOM Concepts: A space for field building, knowledge sharing, mentorship and storytelling, BOOM Concepts is a community organization created for artists, musicians and entrepreneurs who have common interests. 
      • BPlus Arts: Brett C. Wormsley is the owner of BPlus Arts and specializes in graphic design, illustrations and cinematography. 
      • Brown Bomber Designs: Committed to providing creative, original and quality designs, Brown Bomber Designs is a graphic design and brand consulting company. 
      • Caribbean Vibes Steelband: Bringing the Caribbean to you, the Caribbean Vibes Steelband provides lively, unique, relaxing and vibrant music. 
      • Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh: This  department at the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to advancing the study, research, interpretation, production and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to the experiences of people of African descent in Africa and the Diaspora. It includes the Sahara Dance Troupe, Shona Sharif Drum & Ensemble and The Black Dance Workshop.
      • Hey Des!gn Guy: Owned by LaVar McCline, Hey Des!gn Guy is an award-winning designer specializing in brand development, creative writing, graphic design and internet marketing. 
      • Hill Dance Academy Theatre: Using academy style training, performances, master classes and real-life experiences, the Hill Dance Academy Theatre develops and trains students 3-18 in Black Dance Traditions. 
      • Hip-Hop on L.O.C.K. Project: This project promotes youth empowerment, community development and self esteem through a mock record label that teaches many skills and knowledge in the music business. 
      • Kelly Strayhorn Theater: The Kelly Strayhorn Theater encourages diverse, inclusive and high quality, artistic, cultural and educational activities, and contributes to cultural understanding and economic development within the community and region. 
      • Kiln-N-Time: Located in Lawrenceville, Kiln-N-Time is a contemporary paint your own pottery and canvas painting studio. 
      • Kolor N Kiln Pottery Studio: This pottery studio located in The Mall at Robinson offers classes and various paint sessions including ceramics, glassware, wood cutouts, and mosaic. 
      • Manchester Craftmen’s Guild (MCG): An internationally renowned jazz series in Manchester, on Pittsburgh’s North Side, dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting jazz. 
      • Jazz Workshop INCorporated: Jazz Workshop is a music education program celebrating more than four decades of community interactive mentoring through music. 
      • Negro Gato Afro Brazilian Music & Dance: The music and dance ensemble bring to its audiences the rich African influencers rhythms and dances. 
      • New Horizon Theater, INC. (NTH): New Horizon Theater was founded to bring high-quality cultural events, reflecting the African-American points of view, to Pittsburgh – and to provide an ongoing venue for ethnic writers and performers. 
      • Ya Momz House Inc.: Established in 2001, Ya Momz House, Inc., is a full-service, Emmy Award-winning multimedia company. 
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      Black-Owned: Health & Wellness

      • Black Dreams Escape: A radical therapeutic practice that centers Black and Indigenous rest as a primary component of holistic mental health.
      • Panthro Fitness: A fitness facility concentrating on changing lives through fitness, nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.
      • Peachy's Therapeutic Massage: Offering Therapeutic Massages for relaxation and pain, Peachy's services include Hot Stones, Cupping and Aromatherapy with a specialty in Trigger Point Therapy Release. Their second location is now open in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood. 
      • Total Peace and Wellness: Located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, Total Peace and Wellness is a CBD store selling quality full spectrum hemp products. 
      • Trap Yoga Studios: This studio started out as a small idea to just get people together to do yoga and drink good wine. But, it turned into a sanctuary for men, women, minorities, LGBTQ, and even children, to come and be their very most authentic selves. 
      • Yoga Motif: A creative wellness practice that uses yoga and art making to inspire healing

      Black-Owned Event Services

      • Blanket & Board: Providing a fun, outdoor experience, Blanket & Board is an event planning service designing and creating elaborate picnics in Pittsburgh.
      • Encore Event Design: An event design company offering a wide range of services to help create the perfect atmosphere for your events and celebrations.
      • Make Sure You Have Fun: A promotional group that hosts the city's most exciting, unique, diverse and eclectic nightlife & specialty events.
      • May Lav Elite Cleaning: A residential, commercial, and event cleaning company.
      • Posy Floral & Event Styling: Florist and professional design for sets, editorial / photo shoots, home and business.

      Our hope is to make this an all-encompassing list for our visitors. If you know of a business we should add, please email shannon.wolfgang@visitpittsburgh.com.